Fan Replacement in the New Ice Age
First, the fan in my MacBook Pro started to spin up to ridiculous speeds if I just looked at the games folder on my drive. If I actually launched one of those games, the room would begin to vibrate, then the windows would rattle and loose paint would fall from the walls and ceiling. They tell me dogs were howling all over the neighborhood but if they were, I couldn't hear them.
One morning when I left for work, I found a life size effigy of The Woz hanging from the 100 year old elm in the front yard - the both of them burned to cinders. That's when I decided I'd better change out the fan.
The repair was no fun at all, Dude. No, really. There was no fun.
Pull screws. Remove back. Spudge fan connection. Pull screws. Remove fan. Blow debris from interior space. - OK, an iota of fun. - Reverse process with new fan in place of old.
Challenge yourself. Like, maybe, get drunk first. Or tie on hand to the opposite ankle. Make it interesting.
Sorry, there are no photos. The entire photography crew fell asleep.